On this day 159 years ago, the Union army in Tennessee under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was surprised by an attack at dawn by Confederates coming up from Corinth Mississippi. The battle took place near a church called Shiloh, which means place of peace. I don't know now why I decided to write a book… Continue reading Place of Peace
I'm sitting at my kitchen table, and the window in here is open. I'm listening to the rain and wondering why March isn't going out like a lamb. It came in like a lion and appears to be going out the same way. Reminds me of a song I once heard that said, "I didn't… Continue reading A Long Awaited Update
Spring is coming! Can you feel it in the air? Birds are tweeting and tantalizing my cat, breezes are warmer, the sunshine is brightening the skies. As we bid winter a happy ado, I want to tell you about a new book that just came out on March 2. Kathleen Denly is a new novelist… Continue reading My Review for “Sing in the Sunlight”
Do you like to read samples of books for free? There's a page on this site where I post the first chapter of one of my books. I change it up every few months or so. I just updated it today, and it's the first chapter of "Wild Heart", my very first book. If you… Continue reading December Update and Bookish News
A few weeks ago I read, “Rocket Boys: a Memoir” by Homer H. Hickam. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. It also made me ask myself, what kind of determination does it take to learn something difficult in order to achieve a dream? If I were failing algebra, would I want to… Continue reading We’ve Come A Long Way
Summertime is the perfect time to try something new. Don’t you think? It has always been that way for me, whether intended or not. I rode a jetski for the first time during the summer of 1989. That was the same year I went out of state to a church camp for children who are… Continue reading Time for Something New
I am sick and tired of fear. I’m tired of being afraid, and angry at fearmongers. The worst of it all is we are playing into their hands and allowing ourselves to be controlled by fear. What scares you? The Dark? Snakes? Latex balloons? The wearing of masks? Guns? Terrorists highjacking airplanes? When the World… Continue reading Are You Scared?